The shortlist for the 2011 World Architecture Festival includes, in the category of Completed Buildings, the Sperone Westwater Gallery by Foster + Partners (Culture); the Clarendon by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (Housing, including Mixed Use); and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems by Toshiko Mori Architect (Learning); in the category of Future Projects, the Hunters Point South Waterfront Park by Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi (Landscape); and in the category of Structural Design, 8 Spruce Street — Beekman Tower by Gehry Partners

The American School and Univeristy Magazine’s 2011 Educational Interiors Showcase Outstanding Projects winners include the Mandell School by JRS Architect (Common Areas); Monroe College Academic Center by Doban Architecture with Think Fabricate, Hofstra University North Shore LIJ School of Medicine by HLW International and New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business Tisch Hall by Perkins Eastman (Interior Renovation); and Mary McDowell Friends School Upper School by Marner Architecture (Interior Work in Progress)…

The winners of Retail Traffic’s 22nd Annual Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging Awards include an Honorable Mention for Whole Foods Market by BL Companies in the category of New or Renovated Supermarket…

The 2011 Architectural Lighting magazine Light & Architecture Design Award winners include Outstanding Achievement awards for the Art Collector’s Loft by Renfro Design Group (Residential); The Dee and Charles Wyly Theater by Tillotson Design Associates (Whole Building); The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design and Lincoln Center Plaza by Tillotson Design Associates (Exterior Lighting); Commendable Achievements for The Morgan Library and Museum, McKim Building Restoration by Renfro Design Group and 155 North Wacker Drive by One Lux Studio (Interior Lighting); Best Use of Color for Queens Theatre in the Park Addition and Renovation by Caples Jefferson Architects; and a Special Citation for Design Commitment to Underserved Communities, Anacostia Neighborhood Public Lighting by Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

In an effort to make the city’s construction-approval process easier to navigate, the NYC Department of Buildings has appointed Fred Mosher, AIA, formerly of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, to a newly-created position of Deputy Commissioner of Building Development…

STV Group appointed Dominick M. Servedio, PE, as executive chairman, and Milo E. Riverso, Ph.D., PE, as president and chief executive officer… City Without Walls (cWOW) Executive Director Dr. Ben Goldman has left the organization, and the Board of Directors will appoint an interim director until a full search can be conducted for a successor…